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Will 4Q Spending Be a Dud?

By Tom Johnson, publisher, Set-Aside Alert

     Frankly, I am concerned about federal contract spending this fiscal year, and in particular, about federal contracting with small businesses.

      The data show a 6% decrease in small business opportunities posted to FedBizOpps.gov from Oct. 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, in comparison to the same period the year before.

      We have kept records of the number of small business opportunities of various types posted on FedBizOpps.gov for the last three years.

      So far this fiscal year, there have been 22,921 such opportunities, which is a 6.3% reduction in comparison to the number of opportunities from the same period in fiscal 2017 (24,463 opportunities). That is a substantial year-over-year decrease..... more ...

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